Last week, the Ural State Medical University (USMU) and the University of British Columbia (University of British Columbia, British Columbia, Canada) launched a joint experimental educational project in the online format “Physics of Nuclear Medicine”.
The web course provides an in-depth look at issues related to nuclear medicine, radiochemistry and radiopharmaceuticals, radiation biophysics, and general medical diagnosis and therapy. In addition to the standard topics that make up the content of the traditional course in nuclear physics, the course of sections reflecting the current state of science, its problems and development prospects. Lectures include original research findings.
The course is implemented by the participation of doctors from the University of British Columbia Rahmim Arman and Urib Munoz Carlos. All lectures are presented in English and presented in the format of a Zoom conference, and a platform based on Microsoft Teams was organized for a more detailed consideration of topics and answers to questions from the audience. Ural Medical University provides 26 residents and graduate students with a level of knowledge of the English language not lower than Intermediate.
“At the moment there have been only two classes. While we are considering the basics of nuclear tests, the conditions for their course, gradually adding some points related to the diagnostic treatment of diseases. The course is very interesting, especially for medical students, as it is about promising and innovative technologies in medicine. It is also an opportunity to improve English and improve communication skills: the discussion takes place online during classes, and after – on the MS Teams platform, ”shared Oksana Dudorova, a young scientist from USMU.
Students of the program will have laboratory work on the reconstruction and analysis of tomographic images, prepare a project on a given topic and pass an exam in English.
Photo: screenshot of the lecture by Uribe Munoz Carlos